Who Sang I Just Can’t Let You Say Good‐Bye? Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson Teatro cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1998-9-1
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 4:39
vocal: Willie Nelson
acoustic guitar: Willie Nelson
drums (drum set): Tony Mangurian and Victor Indrizzo
Wurlitzer electric piano: Bobbie Nelson
electric guitar: Daniel Lanois
bass harmonica: Mickey Raphael
background vocals: Emmylou Harris
Hammond organ: Brad Mehldau
mandolin: Daniel Lanois
slide guitar: Brian Griffiths
composer: Willie Nelson
lyricist: Willie Nelson
I had not planned on seeing you
I was afraid of what I'd do
But pride is strong, here am I
And I just can't let that you say goodbye

Please have no fear, you're in no harm
As long as you're here in my arms
But you can't leave so please don't try
But I just can't let that you say goodbye

What force behind your evil mind
Can let your lips speak so unkind
To one who loves as much as I
But I just can't let you say goodbye

The flesh around your throat is pale
Intended by my fingernails
Please don't scream and please don't cry
'Cause I just can't let that you say goodbye

Your voice is still, it speaks no more
You'll never hurt me anymore
Death is a friend to love and I
'Cause now you'll never say goodbye

  • 1 Où es‐tu, mon amour? (Where Are You, My Love?)
  • 2 I Never Cared for You
  • 3 Everywhere I Go
  • 4 Darkness on the Face of the Earth
  • 5 My Own Peculiar Way
  • 6 These Lonely Nights
  • 7 Home Motel
  • 8 The Maker
  • 9 I Just Can’t Let You Say Good‐Bye
  • 10 I’ve Just Destroyed the World
  • 11 Somebody Pick Up My Pieces
  • 12 Three Days
  • 13 I’ve Loved You All Over the World
  • 14 Annie